Thursday, October 20, 2016

By the Fireplace

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I have a holiday card to share that is created with the Taylored Expressions By the Fireside - Holidays Dies. 

You can find the By the Fireplace Collection of dies here. I used the By the Fireplace Dies to create the basic fireplace. The inside of the fireplace is embossed with the Brick Embossing Folder and distressed a bit with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  For the fire I used Distress Inks In Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, and Orange Marmalade.

Next I die cut my holiday pieces with the By the Fireside - Holidays Dies. I love all the options to create a scene. I added sequins from the new Snow Flurries Sequins to the garland. The background is embossed with the Bead Board Embossing Folder.

Here are the products I used to create my card:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Glittery Gourds

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog!  It is time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Glittery Gourds. 

I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.

Here is my take of the challenge using Taylored Expressions Pumpkin Bouquet Stamp Set and coordinating Pumpkin Bouquet Dies

Inspired by the gold in the inspiration photo I stamped the image in Golden Glitz Delicate Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I also embossed on the sentiments from the stamp set. The sentiment is die cut with the Stitched Bracket Stacklets

I colored with Copic Markers using some rich fall colors. The papers are from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Pad, Fall is in the Air. I finished off the card with a few gold sequins and gold cording. 

At this time of year I like to take the time to finish off the insides of my cards so they are ready to go! 

Guest Designers

Carol Mayne,  Just Me: C
Susie Moore, The Dies Have It

Glittery Gourds Designers

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Day 1 of the Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop! We are so excited to share all the new products with you! And what's a Blog Hop with prizes! There are four $25.00 gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 10/20/2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

I have two cards to share with you today showcasing some of the new products.

First up is a fun take on a shaker card. I started by cutting red card stock for the front of the card and then die cutting the windows with the new Stitched Pieces Die. Next I stamped snowflakes from both the Winter Wonderland Stamp Set and the Christmas Friends Stamp Set in white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 

Behind the windows is a clear acetate and foam tape to form the shaker. The sentiment and the branches in the top window are from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set, a FREE gift with orders over $100. Behind the windows I added sequins from the new Snowflake Sequins Mix and the 4mm Classic Christmas Sequins Mix

The stamped images are from the Christmas Friends Stamp Set, colored with Copics, and die cut with the Christmas Friends Coordinating Dies

My second card is created with  additional stamps included in the Christmas Friends Stamp Set and holds a gift card! 

I created the background by sponging on distress ink, misting with water, and adding spatters of white paint. The hills of snow are cut with the Scallop Borders Dies. The sentiment is included in the Christmas Friends Stamp Set

The stamped images are colored with Copic Marker and then die cut. I attached a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Sequins Mix and 4mm Clear Droplets

You are going to love the new Peekaboo Windows Dies! Here I used one of the dies to create a gift card holder. When I adhered the card front to the card base I used double sides tape, leave a pocket open to hold the gift card. 

Be sure to stop by all the designers blogs for more inspiration!
Melody Rupple (You are here)

Here are the PPP products I used to create my cards: